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Gov’t Gives Foreign Farming, Fishing Workers Immediate Access to Health Insurance

Gov’t Gives Foreign Farming, Fishing Workers Immediate Access to Health Insurance

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign nationals employed by farms and fisheries will be eligible for health insurance upon arrival in the country, the labor ministry said Tuesday. The Ministry of Employment and Labor announced a set of measures aimed at improving working conditions of foreigners, jointly with the ministries of health, agriculture, and [...]

S. Korea to Extend Current Social Distancing Measures for 2 Weeks

S. Korea to Extend Current Social Distancing Measures for 2 Weeks

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will extend its current social distancing measures for another two weeks, the prime minister said Friday, as sporadic COVID-19 cluster infections continue to pop up across the country. “The government will decide to extend the current distancing levels for another two weeks starting next week during today’s [...]

S. Korea Aims to Boost Exports of Eco-friendly Cars

S. Korea Aims to Boost Exports of Eco-friendly Cars

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Tuesday finalized a five-year plan for the eco-friendly auto industry, which includes expanding exports of such automobiles by threefold by 2025. The country’s exports of eco-friendly cars, which includes electric and hydrogen fuel cell models, will reach 830,000 units in 2025, significantly rising from 280,000 units [...]

No Relief Money for Violators of Antivirus Regulations

No Relief Money for Violators of Antivirus Regulations

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Those who violate social distancing restrictions will not be eligible for an upcoming batch of emergency cash handouts, South Korea’s prime minister said Tuesday. Chung Sye-kyun was warning of stern measures, including the so-called “one-strike, you’re out” punishment, amid continued reports of some shops, restaurants and other businesses nationwide [...]